A Skid Steer Is Only As Good As Its Attachments
Skid steers are known for their massive power, their huge lifting capacities, but many times the real star of the show is not the machine, but the attachment that enables it to put all the power to a real life application and perform a useful task. Since the 1950s skid steers have been spreading all over the world, moving mountains, clearing forests, and everything in between.
A skid steer can chew through trees, brush, and other debris to clear land for pastures, gardens, construction, whatever the need is, a skid steer is a great place to start. One of the quickest tools for clearing small trees and brush is the Bradco Ground Shark. The Bradco Ground Shark can tear through debris and small trees thanks to its front edge that folds up to expose the blades to trees and cut down trees up to 7″ in diameter. For trees larger than 7″, a skid steer mulcher would be more appropriate to cut down and mulch up larger trees.
After removing the trees from the land, the next step is to clear out all of the debris from the ground. A skid steer root grapple will dig down into the dirt and pull up roots and other debris that is just under the surface, then use powerful hydraulic clamps to grip the debris and easily transport it to a pile or trailer for proper disposal. Any large stumps that are left over can be dug out with a stump grapple relatively easy.
After all of the debris has been removed from your land, its time to smooth out the rough spots and make it usable. Although there are many tools available to smooth out the dirt and make a piece of land easy to seed and maintain, one of the best tools for the job is the Bradco Land Sculptor. The Land Sculptor is a one stop shop for smoothing out hills of dirt into a nice flowing field of dirt that will be easy to seed or develop. Use the land sculptor to smooth out banks, tear hard uneven ground, and sift out rocks and dirt clods for a smooth base for a beautiful lawn.
With the use of a few simple attachments you can easily build a fence using a skid steer. The Danuser Hammer can easily drive posts up to the size of a railroad tie in a matter of seconds. If you want to have concrete around the base of your posts, use a hydraulic auger and concrete bucket to place your fence posts, both can be operated by a skid steer driven by one person.